When it comes to ultrabooks there are some rules laid down by the chip maker Intel as to what makes a laptop an ultrabook! They have to be powered by the latest Intel processors, obviously and they must be slim and light. so with that in mind NEC have come up with the new Lavie Z and to be perfectly honest here, this is a lovely looking machine and its light at just 875 grams and thin at under 15 mm thick. It is safe to say that this laptop definitely qualifies to be classed an ultrabook and in fact I think NEC have laid down a serious challenge to other manufacturers now, who will have to try and beat these specs without losing any of the features, it’s a hard call!
This small and light NEC Lavie Z has a 13.3 inch screen with LED Super Shine View widescreen LCD with a 1600 × 900 of pixel resolutions and there is still enough room to for an integrated 1.0 mega pixel (720p) web camera and microphone. It is powered by the highly rated Intel Core i7-3517U third generation processor with 2 cores, 4 threads and a 4MB cache; it is supported by the Mobile Intel UM77 Express chipset. While the graphics come from the Intel high definition 4000 graphics card. There is a reasonable 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM on-board support 4GB, PC3-12800 and there is a nice sized 256 GB (Serial ATA) solid state drive (SSD) for storage etc.
Other features include the USB 3.0 ports with power off USB charging function, standard USB 2.0 ports, a HDMI output terminal and a built in SD memory card (SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card) slot. Networking comes via the built in wireless LAN 11n capable high-speed body IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n supporting the Intel My Wi-Fi dash board and with Bluetooth Ver.4.0 + HS. This is a very slim laptop measuring 313 mm (W) × 209 mm (D) × 14.9 mm (H) and weighing in at just 875 grams with the lithium polymer batteries installed that NEC will give the user approximately 8.1 hours of power.
NEC have competitively priced this very thin and light ultrabook to start at $1,800, but the average price is probably going to be around the $2,000 mark, which is still competitive to the other high end ultrabooks on the market today.
Source [Ultrabook News]